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Capitals acquire Ryan Bourque, Rangers get Brown

The Washington Capitals, parent club of the AHL’s Hershey Bears, have acquired forward Ryan Bourque from the New York Rangers, parent club of the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, in exchange for forward Chris Brown.

Bourque, 25, has recorded 10 goals and 14 assists for 24 points in 56 games with Hartford this season, his fifth professional campaign.

A third-round draft choice by the New York Rangers in 2009, Bourque has registered 57 goals and 65 assists for 122 points in 325 career AHL contests, all with Hartford/Connecticut. He made his NHL debut with the Rangers last season, appearing in one game.

In Hershey, Bourque rejoins his older brother Chris Bourque, his teammate with the Wolf Pack in 2014-15.

Brown, 25, has picked up three goals and six assists for nine points in 20 AHL games with Hershey this season. He also appeared in one NHL game with Washington.

Originally selected by Phoenix in the second round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Brown is in his fourth professional season. He has played 215 career AHL games with Hershey and Portland, totaling 65 goals and 59 assists for 124 points; in 23 NHL matches with Washington and Phoenix, he has two goals and one assist.